Fishing News Roundup 128

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Scots out to rise up civil sea fishing list next year

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Scotland host the Civil Service Sports Club shore angling championships next year and they are determined to make home advantage count. The three-man squad of Dunfermline-based Gus Brindle and Peter Smalls and David McKervail (Inverkeithing) finished fifth on the River Tyne near Newcastle in the event won by North-West of England with Eastern second and hosts North-East third. But Scotland at least they had the consolation of Smalls who fished a brilliant second-half of the match to finish in second place in his section. Read more…


Tying flies

River Reporter

Story: Tony Bonavist

For some, fly tying is an art form, demonstrated by the significant beauty of the elaborate patterns developed in England and Scotland for Atlantic salmon fishing.  Based on their cost, an angler would not wish to lose many in a fish or on a snag. For others, fly tying is strictly a practical matter in that it offsets the cost of buying commercially tied flies, most of which are now tied offshore. Read more…

Fishing rights on the River Cocker go under hammer today

The Cumberland News

Story: Tracy Walker

Fishing rights on the River Cocker will be up for auction today, with a guide price of £20,000 to £30,000. Mitchells Land and Property are holding the sale in Cockermouth. “The property comprises 782 metres (855 yards) or thereabouts of single bank fishing on the River Cocker, including the pools known as ‘Coop Dub’ and ‘Turkey Farm Pool’,” states the property details. Read more…

Impressive 40-inch October salmon secures top prize

Border Telegraph

Story: John Hislop

THE River Tweed’s most prestigious prize, the Bemersyde Trophy, has been claimed by David Harris from Cheltenham fishing Carham beat. Harris secured the coveted award with the safe catch and release of an impressive 40-inch October salmon. The remarkable catch took place in the Three Staines pool just above the Wear, where Harris expertly played the fish, measured it at 40 inches, and captured a quick photo before releasing it back into the river. Read more…

Cleethorpes £75m salmon farm plans approved despite objections

BBC News

Plans for a £75m onshore salmon farm in Cleethorpes have been approved, despite objections to the proposals. The 10-acre (40,000 sq m) development would produce 5,000 tonnes of fish per year, according to the developer AquaCultured Seafood Ltd (ASL). Critics had raised concerns about its environmental impact, proximity to housing and the resort’s beach. Read more…

Tying The Welshman’s Button with Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail

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